What is Innoweave? Application deadline!

If you’re thinking about submitting an application to Innoweave’s Impact & Strategic Clarity program, a reminder that the next deadline is Monday June 3rd. We’ve been coaching in this program for 5 years and have seen great results in organizations’ ability to articulate their impact and create a clear pathway to delivering it. We’re always up for a conversation. So, what is Innoweave anyway? Tune in to a special edition of our Impact Conversations podcast in which as Ryan Conway explains how Innoweave empowers community sector leaders to achieve greater impact and strategic clarity. For more information about Innoweave grants and programs, be [...]

By |May 9th, 2019|Categories: News|

Innovating value, with Glenn Smith

Glenn Smith is our guest this week, discussing innovation. Glenn, whose affiliations include bdsmith Partners, Communitech and Blue Sea Philanthropy, defines innovation as thinking differently to create value. Tune in to this episode, as we discuss the meaning of innovation in for-profit and not-for-profit contexts alike. Resources: Glenn Smith on LinkedIn: Blue Sea Philanthropy: Communitech: Find out more about our work at Social Impact Advisors: Check out this episode!

By |May 4th, 2019|Categories: Podcast|

Root causes and sustainable futures, with Wendy Rinella

Wendy Rinella thinks of impact as moving people from a place where they are unsustainable, to sustainable. She shares with Lynn how the Oakville Community Foundation uses data to target solutions where they are needed most. Resources: The Oakville Community Foundation: "A Place to Call Home" Report: Wendy Rinella on LinkedIn: Find out more about our work at Social Impact Advisors: Check out this episode!

By |May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Podcast|

Hamilton Healthy Birth Weights Coalition, with Vanessa Parlette

The audio quality of this episode is a little patchier than we'd like at the beginning. Keep listening, it's worth it. Vanessa Parlette reflects on the successes of the Hamilton Healthy Birth Weights Coalition. She and Sally discuss the broad community engagement in the work and how they engaged meaningfully with young people and other stakeholders. The collective's work has been operationalized in the community - and has achieved measurable impact. Resources: Healthy Birth Weights – Young Parent Care Pathway: Young Parent Resource Tool: Code Red: 10 Years Later: City of Hamilton Child and [...]

By |April 18th, 2019|Categories: Collective Impact, Measurement, Podcast, Youth|

Youth CI Learning Circle 3.0

We recently had the pleasure of facilitating the Laidlaw Foundation's third annual Youth CI Learning Circle. Representatives from collectives, grant recipients and partners from all stages of the Youth Collective Impact process gathered to share their experiences working on Collective Impact initiatives for youth in Ontario. New insights about youth engagement, focusing on impact, relationship building, data gathering, funding, and management of collectives were shared. Together we are building positive outcomes in our communities. For more information about the Laidlaw Foundation and Youth CI, please visit their website!

By |April 17th, 2019|Categories: Collective Impact, Facilitation, News, Youth|Tags: , |

The Together Project, with Anna Hill and Andrew Lusztyk

In this episode, we speak with Anna Hill & Andrew Lusztyk. They are co-directors and co-founders of the Together Project: a community-led project that connects refugee newcomers and Canadians, to build stronger, more integrated communities. We discuss the evolution of this grassroots citizens' initiative, including their fit in the broader network of settlement and integration services, and how their volunteers are supporting newcomers' own self-defined goals. Resources: Together Project (website): Together Project (Twitter): Anna Hill on LinkedIn: Andrew Lusztyk on LinkedIn: Find out more about our work at Social Impact Advisors:   Check [...]

By |March 21st, 2019|Categories: Podcast|
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